Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Athens, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $48 per night, and villas and condos are popular options for a stay in Athens. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find a villa in Athens

Athens is one of the best places for villas to rent in Greece. Known for its fascinating historic sites, Athens is home to landmarks like the Acropolis of Athens 5th-century B.C. hilltop temple, the Acropolis Museum, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. You could also visit the Parthenon, an iconic 5th-century B.C. Athenian temple ruin site. Other highlights include Ottoman remnants, Byzantine churches, and antiquities like the Temple of Poseidon. Athens has many beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming, as well as thermal lakes for a laid-back beach experience. Athens also has nightlife and delicious Mediterranean dining, so you'll never run out of options for how to spend your time.

Things to do

Scaling the hill in Athens

No trip to Athens could possibly be complete without at least a glimpse of the mighty Parthenon on the hill. This has been the epicenter of the city since ancient times, and it's now one of the most iconic monuments on Earth. An enthralling Acropolis Museum now hides at the foot of the great mound, offering the perfect grounding before you scale the pine-studded heights yourself. Once you do get up there, be sure to have the camera at the ready. Athens vacation rentals in Plaka, Koukaki, and Syntagma are all well-placed for exploring it to the full.

Activities

Athens is the beating heart of Greece

Athens isn't just about checking off totemic ancient sites. It's also about feeling the pulse of modern Greece. You can wander the ramshackle bars and bohemian galleries of Exarchia, or go wine tasting and mezze eating in the hip area of Koukaki. You can hop on open-air bus tours to discover the shimmering beaches of the so-called Athenian Riviera, or haggle for wares in the flea markets of Monastiraki. That said, for sightseeing the stylish way, there's nothing quite like a helicopter flyover to survey the Attica mountains, Piraeus port, the Parthenon, and more.

Weather

Long seasons of sun in Athens

Athens enjoys its place on the southern edge of Europe. It enjoys it because its summers are long and warm. The sultry days can last well into October here, while the months of June, July, and August are often scorching hot. The upshot is you can look forward to plenty of Greek sun if you book those Athens vacation rentals anytime between May and November. Coming in winter means fewer crowds and reduced rates, but you'll likely need a coat and an umbrella just in case.

Natural features

Athens is a gateway to Attica

Athens sits right in the heart of the Greek peninsula of Attica. If you head south from the city, you could find yourself looking out at glowing sunsets across the Aegean Sea from the temple-topped, pine-scented hills of Cape Sounio _ it takes around an hour to get there by car but you'll pass pebble beaches and sandy stretches at Vouliagmeni and Varkiza along the way. If you hop on a ferry from Piraeus port, you could be cycling through the olive groves of the Peloponnese, or lazing on the secluded beaches of Poros and Aegina, all in under 2 hours.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Athens

Fly into Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Athens Thiseio Station, Athens Central Station and Moschato-Tavros Rouf Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Athens by jumping on the metro at Monastiraki Station, Thissio Station or Panepistimio Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Athens, GR?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,132 vacation rentals around Athens. From 154 villa rentals to 2,427 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Athens?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Athens:

  • Athens City Centre: 2,103 vacation rentals
  • Plaka: 770 vacation rentals
  • Neos Kosmos: 902 vacation rentals
  • Attiki: 350 vacation rentals
  • Koukaki: 1,022 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Athens?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Athens. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Athens Central Market: 3,287 vacation rentals
  • Omonia Square: 3,278 vacation rentals
  • Athinais Cultural Center: 3,248 vacation rentals
  • Temple of Athena Nike: 3,290 vacation rentals
  • Parthenon: 3,297 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Athens listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Athens?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 154 Villas in Athens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Athens include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,427 rentals available
  • Houses: 649 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,411 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Athens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 164 vacation rentals with pool available in Athens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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